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Tag: Airplane

Tiny Airplane Lands Inside a Lightbulb

Tiny Airplane Lands Inside a Lightbulb
I’ve always been impressed by those model makers who can cram a tiny ship inside of a bottle, but this model has completely blown my mind. What you’re looking at here is a tiny model of…

FAA Clears iPad for Use in Flight by Pilots

FAA Clears iPad for Use in Flight by Pilots
The FAA has announced that it has cleared the Apple iPad for use in commercial flights in all stages of the flight by pilots. American Airlines has conducted tests of both iPad and iPad 2 for…
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Boeing Fights Fire by Dropping Giant Water Balloon Bombs

Boeing Fights Fire by Dropping Giant Water Balloon Bombs
So scientists are shooting lasers into the sky to make it rain in areas that are in dire need of some precipitation, and now Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, wants to fight fires by dropping…

First 3D Printed Plane: Future of Drones and UAVs?

First 3D Printed Plane: Future of Drones and UAVs?
3D printing has been used in a variety of different ways, but this is the first time that I’ve seen it being used to print out a whole airplane. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are pretty important…

Power Up Propels Paper Planes

Power Up Propels Paper Planes
I can remember when I was in grade school. On free days in gym, the coach would give us a bunch of paper and we would see who could build the plane that flew the longest.…

Hypermach SonicStar: Fly from New York to London in 2 Hours (Someday)

Hypermach SonicStar: Fly from New York to London in 2 Hours (Someday)
Like many people, I was saddened to see the Concorde retired, but it looks like there will be an even faster alternative available for those with deep pockets: it’s called the Hypermach SonicStar, and it’s supposed…

Green Siemens Airplane is the Chevy Volt of Aviation

Green Siemens Airplane is the Chevy Volt of Aviation
I have always wanted to learn to fly, since aviation is an interest of mine. It’s been very interesting over the last few years to see the giant push for green vehicles in the automotive sector…

Dude Builds Airplane in Basement, Tears House Apart to Get it Out

Dude Builds Airplane in Basement, Tears House Apart to Get it Out
I have always wanted to learn to fly an airplane. The thing that has kept me from it is that the airplanes are so expensive to purchase and maintain. You can buy kits to build an…

iPhone 4 Falls 1,000 Feet from Plane and Survives

iPhone 4 Falls 1,000 Feet from Plane and Survives
I’ve heard my share of horror stories of people dropping their iPhone 4 out of their pocket and having the screen shatter on impact. That’s why I was amazed when I read about this iPhone 4…

USB Airplane Tailfins Won’t Help Your Laptop Fly

USB Airplane Tailfins Won’t Help Your Laptop Fly
If you are a fan of odd and quirky USB gear that serves a purpose you will like these new flash drives. The drives come from Bader Models and are offered with a bunch of different…

Wings Askew: Why Does This Fly?

Wings Askew: Why Does This Fly?
Yep, this was a real plane that was created by NASA and it’s called the AD-1. It’s got these strange oblique wings that are turned 60-degrees across its fuselage. The main question is why was this…

Geeks Launch Paper Airplane From 90,000 Feet

Geeks Launch Paper Airplane From 90,000 Feet
I have flown my fair share of paper airplanes during my days. As high-tech as in ever went was putting a paper clip on them for extra weight though. Some geeks got together and built this…

Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying

Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying
Created for the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show, the modder created yet another ingenious design, a laptop with a screen optimized for flying in a in the cramped cabin of a commercial airplane. If…

Home Theater Flies in Style on a Gulfstream III Jet

Home Theater Flies in Style on a Gulfstream III Jet
An unnamed Hollywood producer is showing off his sweet Gulfstream III private jet that has a home theater for the sky in it that is about as large a screen as you can pack in a…

Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Controller is Straight From the a-10c

Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Controller is Straight From the a-10c
I have long thought that one of the coolest aircraft flying to day in the military world is the A-10C Warthog. The thing may be a bit ugly, but anytime a designer builds the gun as…

The Airplane Hangar Gets Extremely Literal

The Airplane Hangar Gets Extremely Literal
I always wondered why they called it an airplane hangar. This clever wall hook system is definitely a clever play on the airplane hang(e)r concept. Created by Kolja Clemens of Germany’s MOM, these cool aluminum airplanes…
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